Making: Easy Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

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These delicious little things have become a house staple at our place – the go-to biscuit of lunchbox and ‘we have nothing to munch’ issues alike.

They’re crunchy and chewy and full of yum, and extremely easy to make.

You can make them with white flour as per the recipe below, or you can make them with wholewheat flour, as we do, which produces a ‘slightly disappointingly wholesome’ biscuit, to quote my 6 year old.

He still eats them by the truckload, however.

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Maddie’s Ma’s Wholesome Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

Wet Bowl:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup fine sugar (we used rapadura, cause that’s what we’ve got)

Mush together well, then add…

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Dry Bowl:

  • 1 1/3 cup flour (we use wholewheat)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raisins

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  • Mix the two bowls together
  • Do a little dance (very important)
  • Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet (or a pizza tray, at our place)
  • Press each down with a fork
  • Cook for a while (10-15 minutes) at 180ºc until slightly golden
  • Cool on tray, then transfer to cooling rack
  • Devour as needed

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If you follow the recipe as above, you will get a light yellow thing, bespeckled with raisins that tastes like a proper melt-in-your-mouth cookie.

If you do it our way, you’ll get a brown biscuit that’s delish, but which does taste like a biscuit, as opposed to a cookie. Good eating, but not much melt-in-your-mouth action.

I do feel like i’m underselling our ‘slightly disappointingly wholesome’ variation here, but in the name of increasing lunchbox + general snacktime nutrition, I have no regrets.

I’ll leave it with you. I’m sure you’ll know which flour you want to use.

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Big thanks to our lovely house guest Alasdair who first introduced us to these fine munchables, and to Maddie, and her Ma, for the original recipe.

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8 responses to “Making: Easy Raisin Oatmeal Cookies

  1. When you say ‘1 cup butter’ is that 1 cup chopped, 1 cup equiv (like 250g) soft butter, or 1 cup melted?

  2. The kids and I made these today! We improvised a lot, as we only had half the required sugar. And no raisins. So we used half a cup each of cranberries and currants, and then we found some cacao nibs and put about half a cup of those in too. Then we tipped some sesame seeds in, probably quarter of a cup. Then some flax meal… suffice to say, the mixture was pretty dry! Still we persisted, and rolled them into balls by hand, baked them, and they’re delish! The originals and variations will certainly be a regular in our cooking adventures! Thanks! 🙂

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